It Looks like You Have Enabled Internet Explorer Compatibility View

Updated Feb 1, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I am trying to access a website in LabVIEW. I can access the website but I cannot see all the details and features that I see when opening the same website from google chrome. This is also generating a warning as shown below

It looks like you have enabled Internet Explorer Compatibility View. Google Maps Will not work correctly unless this is turned off

When I go to compatibility view settings in Internet Explorer, I don't find the website that I am trying to access. How can I access the website from LabVIEW with all the features I see in google chrome or any other browser?


Most PC applications when it tries to access the internet by default uses Internet Explorer 7,  which is slightly old and doesn't allow all the features that newer versions allow. if you would like LabVIEW to use more updated versions of Internet Explorer you can do this by adding the corresponding Internet Explorer registry key as shown below: 

  1. Open the Registry Editor, by searching for regedit in Windows Search Box.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>> SOFTWARE> >Microsoft>> Internet Explorer>> Main>> FeatureControl>> FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION

  3. Add a registry key by right clicking>> New>> DWARD (32-bit) Value

  4. Name the key with the name of the application, if it's LabVIEW name it LabVIEW.exe.
  5. Right click on the key>> Modify.
  6. To use Internet Explorer 11, Use 11000 for the Value data and mark Hexadecimal for the Base. 

If you went back to LabVIEW and opened the same website you will find that you can see all the features as shown below:

Additional Information

If you are using a 32 bit application on a 64 bit machine you will need to add the registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>> SOFTWARE>> WOW6432Node>> Microsoft>> Internet Explorer>> Main>> FeatureControl>> FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION